Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory : Mankind's First Three Million Years

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This comprehensive review of world prehistory is organized around the five topics central to archaeology: the origins of culture, the development of physically "modern" people, the Pleistocene cultures, the establishment of agricultural economies, and the rise of complex states and empires. It presents a coherent philosophy of the field, reflecting the "new archaeology" of the 1960s and 70s while reviewing the methodological revisions of the 1980s, and relates the archaeological data from hundreds of sites to the great questions of prehistorical change. Thoroughly revised and brought up to date in light of recent scholarship, the second edition is more compact and even easier to use. It features expanded coverage of Egypt and Mexico, 25 new illustrations, and a wealth of anecdotal material. Clear and lively, Patterns in Prehistory is that rare book that will fascinate general readers and students alike.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 167.64 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • plates, photographs and text-figures, tables
  • 0195034422
  • 9780195034424

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